WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship Date ¦ 12/10/2022
Time ¦ 9:30 - 11 am
Speaker ¦

WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship

ENSIE is glad to inform you, in collaboration with its partners from the WISEs4Youth project, of the organisation of a webinar in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, on "WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship" on October, 12th from 9:30 to 11 am. 

Work integration social enterprises – WISEs - are deeply rooted at local level, active in local value chains and in the integration of people with support needs. Supporting young people in the Western Balkans to start their own social business is an effective mechanism to bypass the challenges of labour market. The event will discuss ENSIE's work in the Western Balkans and will look at the WISEs4Youth project as example.

This workshop has three goals: to showcase how the WISE model can have an impact on the local job market, to demonstrate why developing WISEs in Western Balkans is particularly crucial and to explain how to encourage the involvement of young people.

The workshop will have a special focus on Tirana, Albania, as the 2022 Youth Capital. 


Introduction: Aziza Yussupova, Policy officer at ENSIE

What is the situation for youth social entrepreneurship in Slovenia? Gregor Cotic, Manager, SENT Slovenia 

What is the situation for youth social entrepreneurship in North Macedonia?  Irina Janevska, Founder, Organization for Social Innovation ARNO

Testimonies from youth entrepreneurs from Serbia and North Macedonia

Focus on actions led in Albania to support the development of youth social entrepreneurship

  • What are municipalities doing? Genci Kojdheli, General Director at  General Directorate of Integration, Strategic Planning and Economic Development, Municipality of Tirana
  • What are social partners doing? Klotilda Tavani, Director of Programs, Partners Albania for Change and Development

Q&A session


Les ESI comme outils de développement de l'entrepreneuriat local des jeunes


ENSIE est heureux de vous informer que, en collaboration avec ses partenaires du projet WISEs4Youth, est organisée un webinaire dans le cadre de la semaine européenne des villes et des régions sur "Les ESI comme outil de développement de l'entrepreneuriat local des jeunes" le 12 octobre de 9h30 à 11h.

Les entreprises sociales d'insertion - ESI - sont profondément implantées au niveau local actives dans les chaînes de valeur locales et dans l'insertion des personnes défavorisées. Soutenir les jeunes dans les Balkans occidentaux pour commencer leur propre entreprise social est un mécanisme efficace pour dépasser les défis de l'entrée sur le marché du travail. Cet évènement permettra de discuter le travail d'ENSIE sur les Balkans occidentaux et prendra comme exemple les partenaires du projet WISEs4Youth. 

Cet atelier a trois objectifs : montrer comment le modèle des ESI peut avoir un imapct sur le marché du travail local, démontrer pourquoi développer des ESI dans les Balkans occidentaux est particulièrement crucial et expliquer comment encourager l'implication des jeunes.

Cet atelier mettra en avant en particulier le travail effectué par la ville de Tirana, Albanie, capitale européenne de la jeunesse pour 2022. 


Introduction Aziza Yussupova, Chargée de politiques à ENSIE

Quelle est la situation de l'entrepreneuriat social en Social? Gregor Cotic, Manager, SENT Slovenia 

Quelle est la situation de l'entrepreneuriat des jeunes en Macédoine du Nord? Irina Janevska, Fondatrice, Organisation pour l'innovation sociale ARNO

Témoignages de jeunes entrepreneurs de Serbie et de Macédoine du Nord

Focus sur l'action on actions menée à Tirana pour soutenir le développement de l'entrepreneuriat social des jeunes

  • Que font les municipalités? Genci Kojdheli, Directeur général de la direction générale à l'Intégration, à la Planification Stratégique et au Déceloppement Economique, municipalité de Tirana
  • Que font les partenaires sociaux? Klotilda Tavani, Directrice des programmes; Partners Albania for Change and Development

Session de questions - réponses 


Past Events

WISEs4Youth project conference on "Support policies towards youth social entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans and beyond" Open to public 19/03/2024
B-WISE Sectoral skills strategy roadmap & ALMA initiative / Feuille de route de la stratégie sectorielle en matière de compétences B-WISE et initiative ALMA For members only 15/02/2024
ENSIE webinar on Horizon Europe and Interreg Open to public 14/12/2023
ENSIE projects day For members only 06/12/2023
Social Platform capacity-building session on the European Semester process 06/12/2023
ENSIE Extraordinary General Assembly meeting For members only 14/11/2023
European Seminar on Social Impact Measurement Practices Open to public 14/11/2023
Net-Works webinar on capacity-building of networks For members only 26/10/2023
Over the Line: Social Platform’s Annual conference 25/10/2023
Net-Works webinar on cooperation and financial sustainability of networks For members only 18/10/2023
The third sectoral workshop For members only 17/10/2023
Good practices for public employment of people with disabilities Open to public 04/10/2023
Second sectoral workshops helpdesk: work integration For members only 25/09/2023
IV European Congress Against Poverty and Social Exclusion Open to public 20/09/2023
ENSIE Policy Breakfast: The role of WISEs & EPSR principle 14 - minimum income For members only 29/06/2023
ENSIE Policy Breakfast: EU support policy tools and funds for Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership social entrepreneurship and inclusion For members only 22/06/2023
ENSIE's General Assembly in Turin For members only 24/05/2023
Peer learning event: Social Enterpreneurship as a Driver of Inclusive Growth for Youth: Exchanging Good Practices and Strengthening Local Support Project events 18/05/2023
TRAINING - How to apply to European projects? 15/12/2022
Being a WISE in 2022! Open to public 18/11/2022
Launch of the Impact-WISE Study Open to public 17/11/2022
WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship 12/10/2022
The role of WISEs in the circular economy Open to public 04/10/2022
WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship Open to public 12/07/2022
What skills are needed to build a (WISEs) network? 18/05/2022
Key stakeholders in the social economy sector at the Enterprising for Tomorrow conference organized by ADV Romania Organized by others 13/05/2022
Social Economy, the Future of Europe! Open to public 05/05/2022
The attractiveness of the social entrepreneurship for young people : innovative & inclusive way to do business Open to public 11/02/2022
An employers' perspective on inclusive recruitment Open to public 16/11/2021
ENSIE Policy Breakfast - The European Semester & the Recovery and Resilience Plans: are the social & circular economies well addressed? Open to public 26/10/2021
Digital skills for the Work Integration Social Enterprises of tomorrow Open to public 14/10/2021
Clean and resilient cities and a social economy for a green and just transition Open to public 12/10/2021
Helpdesk on ERDF & Interreg Open to public 30/09/2021
Supporting inclusive labour markets ? #WISEs #BuyResponsible Open to public 21/09/2021
Webinar on Tips for successful EU proposals writing 29/03/2021
Sixth Webinar on Tips for successful EU proposals and writing For members only 21/12/2020
WISEs bridging Europe’s basic skills gap Open to public 12/11/2020
Successful Policies for Social Entrepreneurship Open to public 29/10/2020
EU Greenweek webinar on : “Social Agriculture, WISEs and the preservation of Biodiversity” 21/10/2020
Inclusion of Young People: EU policies & WISEs contribution 28/09/2020
Fifth webinar on the European Pillar of Social Rights For members only 15/09/2020
WISEs contribution to the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights principles 15/09/2020
Fourth Webinar on ENSIE work programme for 2021 For members only 22/07/2020
Webinar with Galileo Progetti and Tavosz on “Social Economy and Social enterprises as a tool to work and social inclusion – Social enterprise and EU in times of crisis” 08/07/2020
Third Webinar on WISEs and gender 04/06/2020
Second Webinar on “ WISEs Contribution to the Green Priorities of the EU” 26/05/2020
First webinar on “COVID-19, WISEs and EU Measures” 19/05/2020
Social Impact Measurement and the Impact of COVID-19 on WISEs: Testimonies from around Europe 22/10/2019


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